I have been taking daily for awhile and want to know how long it takes to get out of my system
The elimination half life of Dulcolax is 16 hours.
This means that the bowel stimulant medication is metabolized in the body and roughly half is gone after 16 hours with half the remaining medicine gone after another 16 hours.
For a drug to be totally eliminated from your system it takes around 5.5 times the elimination half life.
As an estimate then, after taking a dose of Dulcolax it should be out of your system after 88 hours or 3 1/2 days. (5.5 x 16 = 88)
As the medication level drops the stimulant effect will diminish. Some bulking food items like bananas, apples or pasta may help slow the diarrhea naturally.
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